Francisco Cohen was raised in Texas. He is a graduate of UCLA, and has attended both Art College Center of Design in Pasadena, CA and Grand Central Atelier in New York, New York. He has been a featured artist at Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, TX and a resident artist at Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica, CA. Most recently he has been a resident artist at the Joshua Tree Highland Arts Residency and is a former recipient of the Hudson River Fellowship in Jackson, NH. He currently splits his time between El Paso, New York, Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa.